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07-06-22, 03:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 503
Posted By oneclick

Go backwards - if a right-threaded cup, place it...

Go backwards - if a right-threaded cup, place it in the shell and turn anti-clockwise with light pressure. When the cup gets to a point it will drop inwards one thread and that's when you know you...
07-05-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 49,758
Posted By oneclick

gb.

gb.
07-05-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By oneclick

Found it!

Brand name Varia, 13, 16, and 20mm.

The weave and strength are such that it can make a really good valve-hole. I overlap about 4 spokes-holes each way, than a blunt tapered point carefully worked...
07-04-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 531,247
Posted By oneclick

Lock that stores inside handlebar?

I once had a lock that stored inside the handlebar, it was a plastic-sheathed cable that slipped inside the handlebar, doubled, terminating in the lock-and-bar-plug arrangement. When stored all you...
07-04-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By oneclick

Springs are worth having. You can get a bag of...

Springs are worth having. You can get a bag of stainless ones on that auction site - cheap, though shipping may be dear.

Springs are fiddly things to make, and QR ones are special, a conical...
07-04-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By oneclick

Technically not a mixte, but an "anglais". ...

Technically not a mixte, but an "anglais".

Columbus Gara is straight-gauge chr-mo, everything 0.8 except the chainstays (0.9), forks (1.0), and steerer (1.55/2.3).

I have no idea about age or...
07-02-22, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By oneclick

I think they were and I tried that, but the...

I think they were and I tried that, but the housing I've got for it won't fit.

Plus they'd obscure the logo.
07-01-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By oneclick

Try increasingly aggressive solvents, I usually...

Try increasingly aggressive solvents, I usually go
Methyl alcohol
White spirit
naptha
acetone
and if they don't work often it's
sand-and-paint next.
07-01-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By oneclick

Yes, but a) they're french, even "not...

Yes, but
a) they're french, even "not always/often/ever" still does not encompass all they might do; and
b) the Magistroni's aren't.
07-01-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By oneclick

It's a CB frame, for sure; has the shifter stop...

It's a CB frame, for sure; has the shifter stop on the side and that short bb cable guide. It's lost the pump pegs, and those fork tips look too small and smooth to match the rear dropouts. The...
07-01-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By oneclick

More metalwork today

Those cable guides needed stepped ferrules, and I didn't have any.

What's worse, net searching showed there are ones with short small sections and those with long small sections - longer is better...
07-01-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By oneclick

Just a note - the six-hole patterns for the...

Just a note - the six-hole patterns for the double chainsets are not always/often/ever equally-spaced, but the TA pattern is equal.
07-01-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By oneclick

p.s. I had a good look at that crank. It looks...

p.s. I had a good look at that crank. It looks to me to have been re-chromed - the logo is part-polished away. The ring is a TA and it looks to have been polished as well - so much so that the...
07-01-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By oneclick

I just measured a very similar Magistroni crank,...

I just measured a very similar Magistroni crank, and the three pins are 116 BCD; chainrings of that format are quite common, smallest being a 36. Your outer bolts I'm not sure of the BCD but if it's...
07-01-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By oneclick

I bought some "63/37" solder from the far east...

I bought some "63/37" solder from the far east via that auction site, it was rubbish, flowed like clotted cream and I had to set the iron *way* above 361 degrees. I think maybe that "63/37" was a...
06-30-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By oneclick

Looking for 1/4", but will check the others and...

Looking for 1/4", but will check the others and see what else I should get.

25 was the good stuff then, now I see grade 10 from the far east online, somehow I doubt it really matters. I inherited...
06-30-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By oneclick

buying bearing balls - where online?

I've run out of one size.

Last time I bought balls was quite some time ago - I got a BIG lot when Bike Warehouse/Nashbar had a sale.

Don't need anything fancy, steel grade 25 is what I got...
06-30-22, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By oneclick

Put a 1mm thick pedal washer each side of the...

Put a 1mm thick pedal washer each side of the narrow bike.
06-30-22, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By oneclick

I checked (I have some of each). It matched a...

I checked (I have some of each). It matched a Simplex push-rod exactly.

The Valentino and similar rear mechs all had the same design issue - the pivots are so short that the variation in...
06-29-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By oneclick

Nasty things - the rear, anyway. But they were...

Nasty things - the rear, anyway. But they were ITALIAN, so they got spec'ed on the better-entry-level bikes. The real bottom (like this mixte) got Simplex.
06-29-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By oneclick

Brake modification

This frame was built for 27" wheels, but it's going to have 700s. That meant a brake with a long reach, fortunately the bins-of-stuff contained a pair of nearly new CLB RACERs.

These brakes come...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-29-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By oneclick

Sizing a mixte frame

I have some old mixte frames being built into bikes, and noticed that the current one seems to have a very long head tube compared to a similarly-old road bike frame.

Two 70s Torpados, the mixte...
06-28-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By oneclick

Yes please. (pm'd)

Yes please.

(pm'd)
06-27-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By oneclick

WTB Huret Rival or Pilot front mech

These are the alloy-body with steel-arm units, most importantly they have a cable stop.

I have one, want more:

...
06-26-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By oneclick

I'm pretty sure they are the same levers as the...

I'm pretty sure they are the same levers as the downtube ones, just on bar mounts.

I have a set of the aluminium downtube ones on a bike and like them.
06-26-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 503
Posted By oneclick

If a damaged cup damages the shell threads it is...

If a damaged cup damages the shell threads it is likely to remove material. The good cup will still fit, but the fit will be looser.

I'd get rid of any thread sections that were bad, down to the...
06-26-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 503
Posted By oneclick

a) the cup is likely harder than the bb shell, if...

a) the cup is likely harder than the bb shell, if so the shell threads will yield before the cup ones do;
b) the cup htreads already look distorted so I'd not be putting it into any other frames...
06-26-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By oneclick

These ones: ...

These ones:

https://velobase.com/CompImages/Shifter/ECDA27A5-DC3B-42E7-8FFB-0940C54A554A.jpeg

The plastic ones have only three grooves at the tops of the levers.
06-26-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By oneclick

a little bling check - before and after

Took a rag and some washing-up liquid over the whole frame, then had a go with that and the wire brush on the plating.

Left side is before, right after (should be obvious):

...
06-26-22, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By oneclick

WTB/trade stuff for Huret ratchet shifters

Huret made two versions of these levers, plastic and aluminium; and for braze-on, downtube, or stem/bar mounts.

What I'd like is a set of the ally bar-mounts.

Have lots of stuff to trade, ex:...
06-24-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By oneclick

They don't. Or if they do, it's not by...

They don't.

Or if they do, it's not by design, and only successful by chance.

The races are cones. To provide alignment there must be a pair of (sections of) spherical surfaces.
06-23-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By oneclick

1974 Torpado mixte

Just arrived - a frame, fork, wheels, and brakes. This was one of those deals where shipping was more then the bike.

I know it's a 1974:
...
06-23-22, 02:21 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 15,206
Posted By oneclick

I used an LBS for a distance purchase; worked out perfectly

I persuaded a seller to take a frame/fork/wheels/parts to a bike shop local to him and they packed and arranged shipping.

This post is to say what a great job they did. The shop is Cycles CL in...
06-22-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 343
Posted By oneclick

I took a couple off without the tool, used a...

I took a couple off without the tool, used a jubilee clip to get an equal grip all around, and used an adjustable spanner against the worm, no trouble.

In hindsight I would been fine with...
06-20-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By oneclick

Swiss threading is 35x1 and fixed cup left-hand. ...

Swiss threading is 35x1 and fixed cup left-hand.

Check that the adjustable cup fits, if it does, Swiss is what you need.
06-20-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By oneclick

Have you looked here: ...

Have you looked here:

https://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html

as your number matches the "Convention 2" pattern for 1953.
06-19-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,348
Posted By oneclick

Larger version called "clubmans" for motor-bikes....

Larger version called "clubmans" for motor-bikes.

Slightly more deco was to get the very shortest chopper Z-bars and mount them upside down.
06-17-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 69,801
Views: 11,356,673
Posted By oneclick

It's not. Look at the "1" stamped in the rusty...

It's not. Look at the "1" stamped in the rusty spot - you can see the rust is only on the surface.
06-17-22, 01:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By oneclick

Likely yes. Check for cracks, if none, drill...

Likely yes.

Check for cracks, if none, drill (a) hole(s) at the top of the expansion slot(s) and bring it back to life.
06-17-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 69,801
Views: 11,356,673
Posted By oneclick

I think that means the shifters need that single...

I think that means the shifters need that single square boss on the top of the downtube.

Still a good deal for the mechs alone.
06-17-22, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By oneclick

Pedals are not for me - next? (Unless...

Pedals are not for me - next?

(Unless someone will buy them for me (I pay) and post them up here to the Great White North...)
06-16-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,348
Posted By oneclick

Pre 1950 Bianchi used a seatpost binder like that...

Pre 1950 Bianchi used a seatpost binder like that (so did Frejus but the stay tops look different).
06-16-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By oneclick

Some intangibles are more valuable than money.

Some intangibles are more valuable than money.
06-16-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By oneclick

pm on pedals

pm on pedals
06-16-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By oneclick

If have a locknut (and the skill to use it) you...

If have a locknut (and the skill to use it) you don't need threads in any particular direction to prevent precession [1].

Indeed, if a threaded fastener is large enough to have sufficient torque...
06-16-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By oneclick

Pedals with TWO left-hand threads

Just in case anyone else gets caught by this manufacturing stupidity - the left-hand version of this pedal (VP398T, shown below) is completely normal - left-hand threads go in the crank,...
06-16-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 722
Posted By oneclick

5 minutes with a jeweler's file will make a slot...

5 minutes with a jeweler's file will make a slot in the ear, then you won't have to worry about needing a bespoke bolt.
06-16-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By oneclick

SA three-speed with brake question.

Will a standard AW set of internals fit in the three-speed-with-brake AB hub?

(asking for a friend...)
06-16-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By oneclick

Thread test tool

Was reading another thread with yet another how-do-I-tell-if-it's-metric issue, and thought i should post this.
A while ago I had to shorten an imperial-threaded fork, and saved the bit that got cut...
06-16-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By oneclick

I've been struck by how much better the braking...

I've been struck by how much better the braking is on a recent build with Racers and Mafac levers compared to another recent build with Universal centrepulls and levers. The Mafacs I can get really...
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